Technical info

Technical info for competitors – age classes / how to use Emit / jargon busters / O map and control description symbols explained

How to use the Emit timing brikke (pdf): How to use the Emit brikke
Videos on how to use Emit on Emit-UK pages

BOF age classes explained
Seniors: M/W21, M/W35, M/W40, M/W45, M/W50, M/W55, M/W60, M/W65, M/W70, M/W75, M/W80
Your age class is dictated by the age that you will be on 31st December of the current year.
E.g. if my birthday is on March 14th and I will be 46 then I am M/W45 from Jan 1st of this year through to Dec 31st of the year before I turn 50. On Jan 1st of the year I turn 50, I then become M/W50.

Juniors: M/W10, M/W12, M/W14, M/W16, M/W18, M/W20
Same idea as above except it’s anyone that age or younger by Dec 31st of the current year.

Jargon Buster

Try this A-Z Jargon Buster on the SOA website and if you still don’t get it then ask one of the club old timers to explain.

O map and control description symbols explained

Quick guide to how to decipher these symbols plus an update from when they were reviewed by the International Orienteering Federation in 2017.

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Wed 17th Mar 19:30
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All physical events and activities suspended again until further notice.

You can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses if we’ve got one out at the moment – see the TOC post for info.

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